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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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Address: 7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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+81 95-844-1231
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945...

Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945 bombing of Nagasaki fill this historic and educational museum, which traces events preceding the bombing, the resulting destruction and the city’s restoration.

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Bringing the children to the Museum has helped them to understand the damage this historical event has caused. Very educational

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bringing the children to the Museum has helped them to understand the damage this historical event has caused. Very educational

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Normally, I took my sons to learn about how Nuke make disaster to humanity. We learn a lot of things. This make much benefits to our family.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest we were quite disappointed at the museum - we have also been in Hiroshima and the museum there is much much better. There is not much actual historic background to overall events - the section on the pacific war is only in Japanese so can not judge that section. Some interesting sections on overall nuclear development during... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whereas the museum in Hiroshima focused primarily on the human impact of the A bomb, this one had a lot more background on the lead to the bombing and the development of nuclear weapons, and the disarmament movement. All interpretive signage was also in English. Worth seeing and remembering.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the cruelty of war is on display. civilians always pay the price. museum is not close to cruise port. we walked about 15 minutes to tram station.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeing along with outdoor Peace statue when visiting Nagasaki. Replica of Fat Man bomb and the 1000 cranes were very moving piece. Several pictures of the destruction were beyond sobering.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this museum hits the right note with it's presentation. the subject is tragic enough without making any more of than you have to. A must visit. Lest we forget!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It never feels right to say a place with so much sadness is "great" to visit, but this museum is full of information that you may (or may not) have known about the history, affects and fallout from the 2nd atomic bomb. It won't be an easy place to visit, but it does feel like a necessary one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some reviews state that the museum offers a one-sided or warped perspective. No doubt, the account given here might not completely align with your personal understanding and worldview. Nonetheless, I think it is an essential visit for serious visitors/tourists as it can help to shape a more nuanced understanding of things. It is true that many suffered at the hands... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to visit the museum and peace park in Hiroshima previously I thought I had seen it all and nearly passed up this horror stored in the museum at Nagasaki. So glad that I didn't as of course what happened at Nagasaki was probably even more unbelievable 3 days after Hiroshima. There are images , artefacts and explanations to... More 

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